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    February 15, 2013
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david that is very much an active crime scene. right? >> yes. it is. investigators have been here four days now looking for additional explosives and devices. but that is not stopping prosecutors from taking whatever sit they have in their case. the journey began with a brief arraignment. he is here, investigators are continuing to sift through his house, in search of explosives and destructive devices. one district attorney is charging whim 10 felonies for possessing destructive devices and stub stances to make them and making a threat against of life of leelandy in an e mail. the prosecutor revealed weapons were seized from a second home and his vehicle. >> he is charged with three assault weapons and with two
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counts of forgery of a government i did. and... finally two misdemeanor counts of possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle. >> investigator search the property and are identifying and cataloging every substance they can find in and around the house. police report and other documents have been sealed by the court because of the nature of the case. bashham attempted to speak during his court appearance. he was silenced by his attorney and will remain in county jail until thursday. he will have the opportunity to enter a plea. the prosecutor says she will argue for high bail because of the right after this tok public safety. a spokesman says there is no set timetable when their work will be completed. >> part of the process is making the residence safe another part going to be putting the puzzle together.
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>> the fire department have left the scene however there is a possibility some investigators may continue working throat the weekend. in santa clairea, abc 7 news. >> two men are recovering after being attacked by hatchet wielding robbers during a home invasion. police say three men broke into the house attacking a 69-year-old while he slept. roommate arrived home during the assault and the robbers then turned the hatchet on him as well. >> the victim had no time to react and you can imagine, the second victim coming home was attacked. >> both men nrt hospital and expected to be just fine. >> there are new details tonight about the death of a fugitive excop, christopher dorner, investigators believe he killed himself by shooting himself in the head.
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he died in a cabin in the cabin. the family that owns the cabin saw the rubble today for the first time. dorner held jim and karen reynolds hostage tuesday. they showed up to clean the cabin. the sheriff's department is defending deputies from criticism dorner hid out under their noses. >> left the door unlocked to a maintenance man can work on it. it appears he entered and locked the door behind him. our deputy knocked on the door and did not get an answer. and in hind sight it's probably a good thing did he not answer based on actions before and after that event. >> the preliminary results are that he shot himself in the head. >> the state of california has spent hundreds of millions to overhaul aging computer infrom a structure, now a third agency is bailing on the fox.
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some -- fix. it's this time at the dmv. >> the $200 million effort to overhaul the computer system has been halted. after seven years at $135 million dollars, only the driver's license sporgs close to getting done. >> we thought it's time to bring the project to an end. they're not going get to an agreement. >> the stalled project is the latest in a string of high profile blunders that have plagued state government. last week, controller john chung fired the contractor charged with $400 million upgrade. the estimate doesn't work and last year, the courts pulled the plug on the ef yrts to connect every court hours
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house in the state when the cost ballooned. >> it's ironic california can't seem to get it's act together. >> but state technology chief says they do have some successes. california is the first state to have a mobile app store. a voter register system kicked off last sfaul and family and frinldz can make online reservations to visit an inmate. >> technology projects can be complex. but when you take on something of the scale of california they're risky. >> state department heads don't make projects easy, other. >> what we've heard from people is that the state will ask for something and then change their minds later. >> the state will evaluate what to do next in the court. state controller said he'll
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sue the contractor to get some of the taxpayer money back. in sacramento abc 7 news. >> a key administrator with the mayor's office is charging head no chase but to retire after years of being the victim of discrimination by city officials. he made charges public node a city hearing. abc 7 news has this exclusive report. >> for at least the past tle years the city of san francisco has engaged in a blatanttcst ongoing pattern and practice of discrime nation he mince nod words when telling the i that the city repeatedly violated rights and he said was a sad irony. until he retired stein was program administrate of the mayor office on disability. a job he held for 10 years.
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>> and and that disability access over for decades. >> it could happen. >> the mayor saw disability is located in the war memorial building. stein says he got seriously longrfmrñ hallway was painted. >> what i have is something called linitis. my signises get swollen. i get bad headaches with every new exposure i get sick harder and sick longer. >> stein told the hearing building management refused to make accommodations like giving advanced nlts of future paint jobs or using paint with lower grade chemicals. after he filed a complaint he says the city attorney agrowed to mediate n spring of 2011 almost a year after he says he got sick the city finally agreed to a settlement. where accommodations were made to protect him.
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from the chemicals of fresh paint jobs but stein says he got sick again when part of the building was painted with out any warning. his condition became worse during another paint job last year. still, he says his pleas wered:Ñ ignored. >> no one in a position of authority spoke up for my rights or hi my health he says it wasn't until giving notice last month he was retiring the city agreed to accommodations. the city attorney and the mayor on disability declined comment saying this was a personnel issue. vic lee abc 7 news. >> still ahead tonight here on abc 7 news at 6:00 russian town nearly ruined by a meteor what. are the odds it could happen where you live? >> get ready for another mild day then cooler, wetter weather. details in the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> i need to talk to you about
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the navy seal background. >> i team tracks down a man who claims he killed osama bin laden and some people that fell for the story. >> if you're not a helicopter parent you might be a snow
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more than a thousand people recovering after a t exploded and crashed to earth in russia. that is the blast. it was so loud some russians
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thought it was the end of the world, it exploded above ground in siberia. scientists sate had the force of 20 atomic bombs. 1,000 people suffered injuries most because of glass from shattered windows. ,000 buildings were damaged as well. and part of the roof collapsed. >> it set off a sonic boom. and anything that passed is going to feel that and shake. >> the meteor going about 33 miles per hour the largest chunk left a hole in the ice. >> it's just staggering you can't help but watch and wonder could that happen here? odds are quite small that a space object will strike your town but this map shows every is filled out. >> that is more than you'd
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like to think. >> yes. i,q watching that video two things cross your mind of course you just said can it happen here? who is going to pay for it? for homeowners there is good news. individual yes coming out of russia is stunning. it's not very likely your home will be hit but this crash does bring up the question, 5k the spokesperson for insurance information network of california. >> that is one of the thing that's is covered under your homeowners insurance. it doesn't happen often but if it does, it's something that it's believed it's the sonic boom that caused a lot of the damage. would i be covered for that? >> with a concussion of a meteor homeowners insurance
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would cover explosions for example i would be covered in the policy. so yeah, it would be cover forward glass breakage. >> he says many times insurance kicks in following unlikely events. when a volcano blows, when lightning strikes, homeowners are covered. if a plane or parts of an airplane fall on home our or if a satellite comes down and hits your house, that is covered, too. most anything that falls you're going to be covered so risk is low. but if you did have a meteor coming in, over a largely populated area it would still be covered. it would be the insurance claims would be very expensive in that situation. >> now this, follows a basic rule pertaining to water fit falls out of the sky a policy covers damage so there you go.Ô
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>> good to know. >> thank you. >> sure. >> we're talking of space objects there is time to see the asteroid that whized by today without doing damage. it reached closest point this morning but still on the other side of the planet at this time. in terms of space in the much. >> they're certain that this particular asteroid is not only not a threat to us tonight but not a threat to us in the for seeable future. >> new it's dark it should be visible through the telescopes. in oakland. the center will have video screens starting at 7:00 tonight if you want to check it out. >> this is as close as fin yes's office is for mine we duck when seeing him coming.
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>> most business autos yes. >> let's take a look outside of our lovely weather. a live view from our sky 7 hd. we're told large vessel there in the docks is uss horn yet but what a beautiful view. our weather pattern is going to change. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd giving you another view of how clear, cloud free our skies are. and... these are they. it's 75 degrees in yu kia. 73, napa and richmond. 71 here in san francisco. 80s in santa cruz. nice warm weather around the way area. this hour still quite mild. 71 across the bay in oakland. 61 down south. let's move along to forecast feature.
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sunny and mild conditions again today, pleasant sunday, cooling does begin sunday, clouds thickening on monday rain arriving tuesday. now, satellite shows us a huge ridge of high pressure brought us sunny, dry mild conditions. that ridge is sifting eastward. as it does it opens the door for apreching changes. thin high clouds coming up from our south. but we'll have a mainly sunny sky. but this system is the big weather changer for us. bringing us colder air and rainfall. but tonight it will be chilly in the interior valleys of the north bay. lows dropping to mid up toer 30s. otherwise, mainly 40s and tomorrow, another mild one. highs of 70s in san jose. peninsula, sunny, mild, 68
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redwood city. mild on the coast again 66 in pacifica. 68 half moon bay. in the north bay 68 in santa rosa. on the east bay, highs of 69 in oakland andyk/í union city. inland east bay upper 60s to about 70 in danville. near monterey bay, highs of 70 in watsonville. here is the accu-weather forecast. cooler sunday but a pleasant day. sunny, dry, monday dry but partly cloudy. and cooler z then, rain arriving overnightxjç into tuesday and unsettled cool weather for the week. >> we haven't had that this n.week autos we need it we do. >> they've turned their guns in and collected money. >> tonight the da makes good on a promise. stay with us. the news a
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a parole led police on a high-speed chase this morning. the driver of the4diíu silver
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mercedes-benz reached speeds up to 110 miles per hour as it fled. the pursuit ended near alhambra avenue and martinez. the spike strip caused a driver to lose control. he tried to take off running but was chased down. >> marin county residents taking aim at a new armored vehicle purchased by the sheriff's department. take a look. it's a bear cat ge rescue vehicle. it come was a $370,000 price tag. county officials sate vehicle could be used in region wide cases of perhaps a terrorist attack. >> we know golden gate bridge and oil refinery are targets for terrorism. we have this now. to help them. >> the bear cat purchased with
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money from a grant and not the county general fund. marin will join 66 other county was similar vehicle autos today they got their money. police in marin county made good on vouchers handed out during january's gun buy back program. some people turned out authorities ran out of $43,000 they'd budgeted. it took fund raising but they were able to get another $50,000 to honor iou es. >> this gets out and in. so i got no use for it. >> about 850 firearms were collected and put into melter for scrap metal. >> there is more still to come tonight at 6:00 i team tracks down an imposter making an
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outrageous claim. >> he shot osama bin laden. >> you bought that? >> no. >> i need to talk to you about your naifee s.e.a.l. background. >> coming up some people who believed his story and got burned. stay with us. for over 75 years people
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a former lake tahoe bartender used a bogus story he's the most-decorated navy s.e.a.l. of all time to cash in big. >> he can be so convincing he talked into part of a $300 million security contract. >> i team has been exposing these phony heroes over the years people making up stories of bravery to empress others or get money. but tonight very what may be the ultimate case. this 56-year-old is good at telling a story.
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he's a decorated member of the special forces, a navy s.e.a.l.. >> my wife and i met aj at a sports bar in lake tahoe. he was a bartender he says dicken was quick to talk about exploits and he wore credentials openly. >> he had on his i'll just call it navy s.e.a.l. hat with a try dent on the trim ask identification button on the side with a rank. >> he was a tv producer thinking it could make a good documentary. he closed a deal with this discharge paper saying dickens served 35 years in naval special warfare, 291 classified operations, vietnam, panama, iraq. awarded bronze star, silver star, navy cross, two purple hearts, six counter terrorism service medals nine
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presidential site yaig autos giving me one sentence pitch on the documentary was what was it going to be? >> a soldier's story. >> based on what he gave us. most highly-decorated navy s.e.a.l. niftry of the the navy s.e.a.l.s. >> you paid him money? >> it's just over 50,000s oodz after signing a way rights to his life story, he began sending pages of plot lines. he wrote i have answered questions on a regular basis about what it's like to be a s.e.a.l. what it's like to be in combat, manned to man and deal with horrors of war. the story is my best recollection buttest defendantit uncovered a troubling fact. something i verified aj dicken never served a day in any branch of the u.s. military. the biggest lie yet came when he tried to confront dicken face-to-face. >> he actually shot osama bin
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laden. >> you bought that? >> no. that, i knew this was a charade at this point there is no question about it. >> i need to talk to you about your navy s.e.a.l. background. >> i zront a navy s.e.a.l. background. >> you told people that didn't you?. >> no. i did not. >> i tracked him down he won't stop long enough to look at the dossier i'd compiled on him, phony facebook postings, e mails, face discharge papers, the contract signed guaranteeing he's a navy s.e.a.l. you have a line of people claiming you scammed them out of a lot of money. >> no. >> next target, carson city nevada airport. the airport commission thanked him for service and granted use of a hangar. >> again based on skills he
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recorded promotional videos and started to run weapons training attracting bigger fish, surgeons took lessons hoping to improve hunting skills. >> i just asked what is your back grund. he said, i'm exnavy s.e.a.l.. i went into cia after retiring from the s.e.a.l.s he can be very charming. very engaging. i think he's a typical conman presenting a nais kind of drawing you in. >> the doctors became investors in the new venture, global security. >> how much money did you give him? >> $375,000. >> how about you? >> about the same amount. >> almost $400,000? >> yes. >> he used money to go after the biggest pay day part of a $300 million contract with the nation of barundi providing
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security for a construction project. the conduct on that trip had his enter yauj fearing for their lives. >> this is remarkable what he's gotten away with it has. it's been over the years. just built up over the years. >> he's convincing. >> then, you'll see he purchased medals and ids. you can buy stuff online. >> moving on the national transportation safety board is investigating what caused an engine fire crippling the carnival triumph cruise ship. >> disgusting. no toilets, just living in filth. >> triumph arrived in mobile alabama after spending five days at sea. 4,000 passengers started to make their way home today and many are not happy. with the compensation offered.
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>> i know what i went through here. and $500 didn't touch that there. is no money that could repay me for the. >> experts say it's fastest growing travel sector because consumers see it as a relative bargain. and tonight just what went wrong wron aboard the trip. troubled waters. >> wall street weighs on -- walmart weighs on wall street. sales are off to the worst start of any month in seven years. e mails calling it a disaster that news held dow a gain of just eight points.
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nasdaq went down by almost as much. one company shot up 60% in its wall street daib yau. -- debut. regulators opened an inquiry into $23 billion accusation of the hines food company using -- looking into an unusual spike in trading on wednesday. burger king said profits nearly doubled thanks to a revamped menu but sales this quarter are trending down. the company will focus on value. >> some dramatic national spending cuts likely to happen in weeks. >> mark matthews looks into how they'll impact the bay area. stay with us
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>> unless congress acts mandatory cuts are likely to go into affect two weeks from today. tonight we've learned how big of an impact they can have on the bay area. mark matthews is here with that tonight. mark? >> we don't have two weeks because house republicans have taken off for the next nine days these nonpartisan office
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says the seek quest traigs cuts goring to cost three quarters of a million jobs. cuts to defense and domestic programs will be felt everywhere. just the threat is taking a toll in san francisco's second largest employer. ucsf gets more money than national institutes of health than any other in the country. su e news. >> some early discovers into how manipulate jeans went into creation of technology that startedgenentech. one project on the chopping block is research into lowering blood pressure to reduce the risk of stroke. >> very highly rated projects, great investigator. should be funded won't be funded in this climate the
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world is in competition on this, we're going cut our investments? >> today, democrats pushed back against the $85 billion in cuts starting to take affect march 1 that could mean longer lines at airports because tsa will furlough security inspectors. agents and 70,000 children children from low income families could be kicked out of head start. pelosi says republicans want them on. >> not only should the sequester stand many pundits say it's far short. we need $4 trillion in cuts. >> there won't be easy off ramps on this one. days of 11th hour negotiations are over. >> saying it seems incredible
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congress will put brakes on this engine of economic growth. >> this is what california relied on. i hope not. >> so whose idea was this? the blame goes to obama white house. they proposed it in hopes of using cuts as leverage to force congress to compromise on deficit reductions. but this compromise never came. thank you very much. >> find out next what it means to be a snow plow parent. >> yes. importantly what wl it's a plus or minus for kids that. plus or minus for kids that. is the real questioning
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you've probably heard of helicopter mom who's hover over their kids all the time. but have you heard of snow plow parent something it's a new trend in this increasingly competitive world. but abc 7 news explains that experts say overparenting could end up hurting rather
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than helping your child. >> parents come in all types. sometimes playing tiger mom... >> whether they like it's or not they're go owing do piano until they're 11. >> sometimes, helicopter parents. >> i just have one child. i tended to newer tour more. >> now, snow plow parent. the snow plow parent pushes life obstacles out of their children's way, bad grades or being overlooked on a sports team. >> i've got tools you can pull out to be a snow plow or helicopter or a dive mommy. >> snow plow when trying to snag her son a prime position on the baseball team. >> i brought lemon cupcakes and realized the coach doesn't like lemon. i baked new cupcakes and -y his house for his family to share.
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>> the parenting style and those of her friends are not uncommon. inó;l)u, their children are already successful. maria's son is an accomplished violinist. gina's daughter is a competitive skier with olympic dreams leslie's son exels in baseball. son, ben is a budding local theater star. but educators are worried about the tendency to prevent children from failing. kate ludzson is the head of the international school on the peninsula. >> we have people come to open houses and tours okay. my child goes here will they get into stanford? people come to open houses and okay. >> one high2!6 school director says it's evident in sports. >> more money is spent on the
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club activities outside of school. and a lot more private in the way private lessons he sees parents detering kids from trying other sports to focus on success in one sport. one result, overuse injuries in a young age. renowned psychologist warns of another. >> teaching children a terrible lesson. if you're not good at something immediately, get out. it's humiliating to be a novice. >> the book details research showing when students are praised for achievement, actually they become fearful of fail tour and stop trying. on the other hand... >> we said when you get something wrong it means you need more effort or need to try another strategy. and guess what happened here? they became more resilient. >> she points out all successful entrepreneurs have failed early and often and
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learned from mistakes. something for all parents snow plow, helicopter or tiger to remember. >> we've been hovering over the weather department today. >> a little umbrella parenting. >> yes. >> here is live doppler 7 hd. we have dry conditions and clear skies now. three day weekend is coming up. monday is president's day. this is the weather you can expect. sunny skies, mild in z.no snow falling there. state wide sunny skies and mild. from virtually top to bottom. one more mild day, tomorrow, highs into low 70s into warmest loks. low to mid-60s on the coast. cooler as rain approaches on tuesday. tuesday going tog to be cool and damp. soggy and winter like. >> good. we're ready for it. >> thank you. >> with academy awards coming up now is the time to down
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load official oscars app that gives you details on nominees and my mi pix feature helps you keep track of your favorites. and the only place you can watch is here on abc 7. >> now we have baseball to talk about. >> yes. tom hanks nominated for an academy award for the movie "castaway". looks like he's reporting to a's camp. take a look. somewhere under there is josh redic. next in sports.
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good evening. fear the beard was a giants slogan and could become an a's catch phrase now. first in a fan fest looks like the tom hanks character in castaway, wilson. and the off season there was a friendly competition to see who could grow the longest facial hair. not doubt as to who won. >> i've been declared winner
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think coco accepted his loss and trimmed his up. >> i don't know. i'm just saying it's going to slow me down but that is just a matter of combing it down. >> this is very important. today the rest of the squad joined them. giants working hard to bring back faces from the championship team of the year and the manager believes it can mean advantage. >> it's easier when tak))3ábç away unknown factors as we say. but we have got spots open and will keep it competitive here. it's fair to say we're probably as selt as we've been. >> chris mullen inducted into the basketball hall of fame. timmy and mitch together in golden state three seasons there are three of them.
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the new inductees will be announced during final four weekend in april. now up for induction is gary peyton. the glove best known for days in seattle. he won a championship with miami in 2006. the highest paid man in the nfl is not tom brady or peyton manning. commissioner roger gadel owned $29 million in 2011 during a part of the lockout, he lowered his pay to just $1. he made up for it. $22 million in the form of bonuses. the salary became public with nfl filing its tax return. teach them how to commission. to the ice sharks and black hawks joe thompton with a little actionob3@ç. then, dave bowlen with 1-0
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black hawks right now. second round of the northern trust open, sparky loving golf. frederick jacob swon a six under 65. and this is going for birdie. tide for first place at 9 under. in san jose, american john isner first set tie break. this is the end of a 16 stroke valley. he has a huge serve like six nine, so that helps. he takes this match going on to face tommy haas in semi final autos we want to take you back now to oakland. a standoff just ended. sky 7 hd shows us a scene. the s.w.a.t. team justifiered grenades and stormed the apartment they believed a
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suspect was hiding. no one was inside, we'll update you on developments at 9:00 and 11:00 and of course send out bulletins on twitter. >> that is right. >> situation clear now. >> good news. join me tonight at 9:00 on cable channel 13. coming up stealing in the classroom. a student sets up a sting to catch a teacher at 9:00. >> then on abc 7 news at 11:00 unraveling of a fake navy s.e.a.l.. real s.e.a.l. that helped expose an imposter in the investigation. >> and if you're just tuning in this week's teetui1 week shos have been bumped back a day because of the state of the union adre.s it will air tomorrow night at 7:00 instead of tonight but it will air right here on abc 7. >> that does it nor edition of abc 7 news. >> from all of us here thanks for watching. we appreciate your time z hope to see you again at 9:00 and 11:00.
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this is the "jeopardy!" tournament of champions. here are three former champions -- a high-school world history teacher from chicago, illinois... a law student originally from long beach, california...
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and a real-estate developer from oakland, california... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex t thank you, johnny, and thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the second of our quarterfinal matches. in our tournaments of champions, one thing you will notice is that the games seem to play faster -- and that's true, they do, because the contestants don't make many mistakes. they're that good. all right, joel, david, and colby, good to see you again. good luck, also. and now here come the categories for the jeopardy! round. starting off with... don't let the spelling worry you. don't let the spelling worry you. you have to name the surrounding body of water for us.
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alex: joel, you start. let's start with great briton for $200. colby. who is chaplin? charlie chaplin -- correct. $400, great briton. answer -- daily double. just like that! [ applause ] but you can risk up to $1,000, though you have but $200. i guess i'll have to go with $1,000. you don't have to, but you are choosing to. here's the clue. you don't have to, but you are choosing to. who is princess diana? you are correct again. select. great briton, $600. british policemen owe their nickname -- bobbies -- to this statesman. colby. who is robert peel? yes, that's him. $800, great briton.